Tag Archive for Wakeham

Griping about money in Irvine elections

Sean Emery has a pretty interesting story in Saturday’s edition of the Irvine World News/OC Post. The story reports that $1.3 million was used for candidates and ballot measures in last November’s election.  Not a shabby number for a city of 200,000 people. The biggest whiners: those candidates who represent the “old” Irvine, the ones…

Insulting Your Audience

I tuned in to Cameron Jackson’s KUCI radio program this morning to catch his reaction to Tuesday’s election (doing so, I likely doubled his audience).  Having done commercial radio in New York state about 25 years ago, one of the best pieces of advice I ever got was “don’t insult your audience when the mic…

TeamIrvine: The New Definition of Anemic Fundraising

TeamIrvine.org is coming into Tuesday city hall elections with perhaps the worst fundraising record of a political slate on record in Irvine. In filings obtained from City Hall yesterday, through October 18, Mayoral candidate Christina Shea has raised $32,919; her opponent, Council member Sukhee Kang was over $160,000 for the same period with about 30…

Is Steven Choi the Odd Man Out for Irvine City Council?

What do IUSD Trustees Carolyn McInerney, Sharon Wallin and Sue Kuwabara all have in common (besides the fact that none of them have kids in Irvine schools anymore, but I regress)? They all served with Steven Choi on the School Board.  But each of them have all endorsed Margie Wakeham for City Council. With three seats open…